Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of GlassThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are related to me in any way, I’d appreciate if you didn’t read this post. Unless you wanna read about me having the obscene gots for fictional characters. Thanks.


SECOND TIME READING:
CHANGED RATING: 5 stars down to 4.
This isn’t because it sucked or anything!!!!

I just… I know better. I know SJM has better, more deserving books that are 5/5 stars.IN MY INTERESTS. I prefer the Fae over… this debacle. No judgement to those who prefer this series more than ACOTAR.

New thoughts:
I read it differently this time. I listened along to SJM’s Spotify playlist, and read it extremely slowly. Both are habits I usually avoid. I probably won’t listen to the music, despite how beautiful it is, in the next books. It’s super stressful to read in time.

To be honest, I had an annoyed mood for half of the time. Why?

Because I’m still salty about Celorian. How it didn’t end up being a thing, and how even back then when I vacillated between both guys, I shipped Dorian (which I am mentally hitting myself for: RULE NUMBER ONE IN READING A SJM BOOK: LOVE INTEREST #1 (and 2) ARE DUDS. ANY POTENTIAL SHIPS WILL BE DESTROYED IN FUTURE SEQUELS. ALL INITIAL LOVE INTERESTS ARE A GIRL’S WORST ENEMY, AS THEY ARE THE TOOLIEST OF ALL TOOLS.)

Updates:

May 19, 2017 – page 0
0.0% “2: That’s right: I’m giving this series another go. I’ve reserved all the copies in the library. Hopefully I’ll love them this time!”

May 19, 2017 – page 28
6.93% “2: lmao not even that far in and Cel’s already thirsty for dick”

May 19, 2017 – page 37
9.16% “2: “Magic was dead, the Fae were banished or executed, and she would never again have anything to do with the rise and fall of kingdoms.”
Boi if I’ve ever read a more WRONG sentence…”

May 19, 2017 – page 39
9.65% “2: “Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”
I think this is a good time as any to go to bed now :)”

May 19, 2017 – page 77
19.06% “Remember when the only problem was figuring out if Celaena is supposed to be shipped with Dorian or Chaol?????
I WANT TO SCREAM TO HER: GIRL, JUST YOU WAIT. IGNORE THESE PEENS. A BETTER ONE’S COMIN’.”

May 19, 2017 – page 104
25.74% “2: we met Nehemia :/ all I can think about is Crown of Midnight…
On other news; Chaol’s got a cruuuush.”

May 19, 2017 – page 146
36.14% “”‘I can survive well enough in my own— if given proper reading material.”
REMEMBER WHEN THE ONLY PROBLEMS WERE ALL THESE ANGSTY TALKS ABOUT BOOKS AND MUSIC
GURL
my faves haven’t even come into this yet it’s so weird it’s just the 3 of them wtf”

May 19, 2017 – page 179
44.31% “”he knew she wouldn’t harm him.”
BOY THINK AGAIN SHE WILL
OBLITERATE U AND
YOUR FINE ASS”

May 19, 2017 – page 182
45.05% “Dang how did I NOT ship Chaol and Celaena the first time I read this???????????????
Don’t get me wrong; I will FOREVER be salty that Celorian isn’t endgame. (Okay I’m getting mad again ignore me)”

May 19, 2017 – page 187
46.29% “Ho
Ly
Mo
Ly

I just realised what that dream meant. YOU GUYS. Even from the first book…

SJM you have set up such a great plot. This was trippy as hell.”

May 19, 2017 – page 216
53.47% “CELORIAN WAS SO PURE
SJM HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME”

May 19, 2017 – page 241
59.65% “Listening to SJM’s beautiful playlists while reading. They’re always from classical pieces, and then suddenly
Eminem blasts from my phone.
I’m dying. Whoever added that in the playlist is a god. This is hilarious to listen to, while reading.”

May 20, 2017 – page 256
63.37% “Lmao Chaol trying to have a romantic moment and Cel’s like: brb gotta puke, period pain is killing me
Classic SJM”

May 20, 2017 – page 258
63.86% “LMAO DORIAN READING CELAENA’S SMUT IS PRICELESS
This chapter is so funny what the heck SJM ppl r DYING”

May 20, 2017 – page 271
67.08% “It baffles me how much this story doesn’t go into???
How far they’ve all come?????????
Woooooow”

May 20, 2017 – page 291
72.03% “Why did both the boys have to fall for her?????? Damnit, SJM.
YOU MADE ME SHIP BOTH SO HARD.
And I’m just uncomfortable, waiting for Heir of Fire to roll around.”

May 20, 2017 – page 305
75.5% “”‘We all bear scars, Dorian. Mine just happen to be more visible than most.'”
I’m so sad with how these 3 ended up… like great she’s happy and with Rowan
But like?????
THEY WERE ALL SO HAPPY (and angsty) AND YOUNG AND INNOCENT”

May 20, 2017 – page 329
81.44% “”Chaol smiled slightly. She’s stirred up enough trouble in the months she’d been in the castle. He could only imagine what would happen over the next four years.”
MAYBE DON’T”

May 20, 2017 – page 384
95.05% “Why did SJM have to be so cruel???????
I loved these innocent babies. I wanna cry at how much everything’s changed…”

May 20, 2017 – page 398
98.51% “God
F*cking
Damnit
DORIAN DIDNT DESERVE TO HAVE HIS HEART BROKEN
ONE MINUTE THEYRE LAYING IN BED. SO FREAKING HAPPY.
THE NEXT SHE WANTS OUT BC SHE’S FREE.
IT’S NOT FAIR.”

I really did enjoy reading this. However I could put this down. Unlike ACOTAR.

Rereading it, I do see how bitchy I was when I mentioned she’s not a believable assassin. @me: dang bitch, take a breath. You couldn’t do better. She’s hella impressive like wtf.

This was the perfect book to escape to. I am beginning to really enjoy high fantasy.

I read this half a year ago, and was looking for books like the bloody Selection The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass. Now I’m reading for a new world, with super complex and amazingly developed characters, all within a realm I know is good; because SJM created it.

I have high hopes I will actually enjoy the sequels. Despite my broken Celorian heart. That always puts a sting on things…

Now I’m going to add little notes next to my original review to see how much of an ass I was.

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This GIF isn’t even the right song I refer to.
A song I kept listening to and thought that related to this book was; Bravado by Lorde.

oOo

FIRST TIME READING:Read more of my book reviews on my blog!–> thehyperlapse.blogspot.com

4.5/5 stars

This book was AWESOME! I was expecting a lot more to happen, but I like it anyways. bi t c h were you even reading the damn book????? so much happens. But I still understand this. SJM’s books are huge now

Throne of Glass is a kickass- feminist fantasy. It’s like Mass read the Selection, picked up every error there was, and created this better version!

The fantasy world was beautiful. Albeit, I couldn’t always keep up, but for the most part I thought it was well developed. I imagine everybody to have British accents.

If anybody wasn’t keeping track of my updates, I was constantly asking who am I supposed to ship Cel with? The Prince (who’s practically Maxon but less… slutty? lol what I think even more slutty now lmao), or Choal (who’s basically Four).

Cel was an awesomely unannoying character. She WAS NOT a Mary-Sue, she LIKED to kill people, and she wasn’t like America who was a lil bitch running around the castle constantly fighting for a ~rebellion~. Cel knew what she wanted, didn’t act impulsively, and was funny. Genuinely funny, not the “I’m sassy to show you I’m not like most girls”.Unfortunately, that’s how I see her in future books. Though her humour slowly decreased as the book went on, but that’s understandable as she had a mini-hunger games going on.

Random Goddesses and Faes, but that’s okay. This isn’t a Cassie Clare book, so I’m guessing we don’t need to know the theology thoroughly behind them. WHY DID NOBODY HIT ME WHEN I POSTED THIS WTF

I do wish we had a deeper description on what the characters looked like. Choal and Maxon- sorry, The Prince, were eventually looking the same in my head. Oops. /GURL/ DID YOU EVEN READ TH E B O O K????????

Cain reminded me so much of Peter from Divergent. Except, Cain didn’t stab somebody’s eye out with a butterknife. YEAH. HE FUCKING WELL MURDERED OTHER CHAMPIONS AND TOOK THEIR POWER.I also saw a sliver JUST???of Celine from the Selection in Kaltain. But I’m glad she was sorted out.

The final test- WELL WRITTEN, MASS! I usually get very bored reading action scenes, and usually that’s because of the writing style. Tbh, I thought I’d hate Mass’ style of writing. I don’t know why, maybe I was just being a book snob. I’m not into Tolkien’s LOTR style, and for some reason this YA fantasy reminded me of it (from reading the synopsis). I was fortunately mistaken, and Mass’ style was so good, that from my original plan of sitting down and only reading 50 pages- I ended up reading the entire book in 1 sitting! That hasn’t happened in a long time (I have a short attention span).

The romance was also a nice change. It wasn’t really insta-love, so that’s a bonus. Cel’s note for books was hysterical. I fell for Dor a little bit more when he sent his book recs. Good authors always include bookish moments in their stories 🙂 I FEEL LIKE SARAH GETS ME. She knows how to get me to fall for the story and characters.

The plot wasn’t the fastest, but it was so enjoyable to read through. I’m left here thinking, “What a nice read.”

I wouldn’t actually read this again, just because I’m not really into this fantasy anymore. I like urban fantasy, with gadgets and cars. shut. up. shut up. oh my gOD SHUT!!!! UP!!!!!!! The alternative to that is awesome fantasy. I’m not saying ToG was a weak fantasy, bc the realm was EPIC, it’s just, the mystical creatures needed a larger focus for me to really like this book. still true.
I’m such a hypocrite. SJM does this in later books and I complained so much about it???????????????

I recommend this book to people who really enjoyed the first book of Divergent, particularly Tris’ time in initiation, and those who enjoyed the Selection. If you hate the Bachelor-ish parts of the Selection, than this book is for you! This book is truly a gift from God, I tell ya.

I’ve been dying for a cleanse(?) from the Selection. What I mean is, the Selection’s synopsis was so interesting, but actually reading the story was painful. To this day I don’t know if it was the writing or America and Maxon’s characterisation, but I found the books highly problematic. They had this typical sexist undertones that I wanted to cry over.

ToG burns all those problems, and fills them with AMAZINGNESS. I thought this book would be boring- but alas, it wasn’t! I can’t wait to read the sequel.

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